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Did I really mean to go that way?
by Aliceb69 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:30 pm
Corbetts included on this walk: Meall a'Bhuachaille
Date walked: 28/10/2012
Time taken: 3.25 hours
Distance: 8.7 km
Ascent: 525m2 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Well this was not the walk I planned on taking. I was planning on the nice and gentle Ryvoan and Lochan Uaine circuit, but when I got to the junction the dogs - all three of them - went up the Meall a' Bhuachaille path. They seemed determined to go that way so what could I do but follow. I have to say that with the autumn here the trees were beautiful and the path was easy so I continued.
I'm glad the dogs decided to go this way as the forest had some spectacular things to look at.
When I got my first view of where I was going I was asking the dogs, "Are you sure you want to go this way?" But of course they did!! I figured if a 5 month old puppy could do it I could too. The path was well maintained and easy to walk and even the wind didn't put me off!
I stopped along the path to have some breakfast and admired the view of the Cairngorms while I ate.
As I continued to climb we came across some cyclists - or rather they came across us and were a bit surprised to be greeted by three labradors, but they took it in their stride and soon were on their way again with the puppy wishing she could follow.
I couldn't believe it when the summit came into view and just in time for the rain to start. Luckily the rain didn't come to anything and we got some good views for about 3 minutes before the weather closed in around us.
Once out of the wind I had the rest of my breakfast while the weather closed in and made the place very peaceful...well almost peaceful.
After a nice rest the walk down was far more exciting for the dogs as they found 4 grouse and a pheasant. This is what I get for having working dogs. The descent down the other side was a lot steeper than the ascent, but the views were just as beautiful.
Once past the bothy, where there was a random thermos taking pride of place inside, I soon found myself at Lochan Uaine.
The views were stunning on the walk back with the mixture of woodlands.
All in all a great day out - especially for the dogs.
by ScottishLeaf » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:45 pm
by trekker53 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:06 pm
by Aliceb69 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:58 pm
ScottishLeaf wrote:Great report there, that gnarly tree looks like something from a horror movie. I bet it comes to life and grabs unsuspecting walkers under a full moon! lol
Thanks! I wouldn't be surprised as it was just around a corner as well. Ready to snatch the unsuspecting.
trekker53 wrote:A fine walk in a beautiful area. Those labs look so appealing.
I would have to agree that it is a beautiful area. I'm going to have to go back and do some more in this area. As for the labs they're known at home as "the kitchen vultures". lol
by Sarah86 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:00 pm
by Aliceb69 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:06 pm
Sarah86 wrote:Everytime I come on here I keep finding new walks I would like to do. This looks a great one with fantastic views, your labs are lovely too!
Oh it was a fantastic walk. The trails were all in really good nick and quite easy to walk. It's worth going here!
by Aliceb69 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:14 am
karen1979 wrote:lovely pooches u have
Thank you Karen. They can be a handful, but they are fun to be with.
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